The Houston Public Library, the City of Houston, the Clayton Library Friends, and the Clayton family invite the community to join them in the Grand Opening Celebration of the newly-renovated William L. Clayton Home at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

The Celebration will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1 pm, with a reception and tours to follow. The Clayton Library is located at 5300 Caroline, 77004.

About the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

The Center for Genealogical Research was founded in 1921 as a special collection for genealogical research at Houston Public Library. The collection was originally housed in the Julia Ideson Building in downtown Houston. In 1968, the genealogical collection was renamed the Clayton Library and relocated to the Clayton home at 5300 Caroline Street in Houston’s historic Museum District.

The Clayton Home is a three-story brick Georgian-style house built in 1917 and designed by renowned Houston architect Birdsall P. Briscoe. The house was the home of Houston businessman and statesman William Lockhart Clayton and his wife Susan Vaughan Clayton until 1958, when it was deeded to the City of Houston to be used in the future for Library purposes. Mr. Clayton remained in the home until his death in 1966. The Clayton Home was recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1989.

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Added by Houston Public Library on February 25, 2009